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Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
May 4, 2004
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, Oregon

 
The Commission will receive general public comment at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. The Commission will also receive public comment after staff has presented each of its agenda items. Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments about agenda items. Written comments must be received prior to the meeting in order to be considered by the Commission. Comments sent to the Commission by fax should be sent to: 503-378-5505. Please identify the Agenda Item Number clearly.
 
Staff has informed the Commission that the items appearing on this consent agenda are not disputed. Staff and the companies have no disagreement with the proposals. No members of the public have expressed interest in these items.
 
To provide more time to discuss controversial or disputed issues, the Commission will consider the items on the consent agenda together at the beginning of the public meeting. If a member of the public requests to be heard on one of these items, the Commission will remove the item from the consent agenda and consider that item individually.
 
The staff analysis and recommendations are available on request from the Commission office and on PUC’s Web site (http://www.puc.state.or.us). The staff memoranda are generally available on the Thursday prior to the public meeting. Additional copies will also be available at the meeting.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR04-08) Allows Intrastate Access Service customers to convert Feature Group D trunks from multifrequency address signaling to SS7 signaling at no charge.
Effective date: May 5, 2004
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
 
CA2. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC.: (Advice No. 832) Revises the intrastate access tariff language regarding government entity late payments.
Effective date: May 5, 2004
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
 
CA3. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC.: (Advice No. 831) Revises tariff language regarding government entity late payments.
Effective date: May 5, 2004
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY: (Docket No. UF 4206) Application for Authority to Enter into Two Revolving Credit Agreements.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
 
CA5. AVISTA CORPORATION: (Docket No. UF 4207) Application for Authority to Issue and Sell Securities.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
 
CA6. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY: (Docket No. UF 4208) Application for Authority to Issue and Sell Securities.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
 
CA7. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Docket No. UM 1078 (1)) Requests reauthorization to defer unrecovered environmental costs associated with Gasco, Wacker, Portland Gas, Portland Harbor, and Eugene Water and Electric Board sites.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
 
CA8. IDAHO POWER COMPANY: (Advice No. 04-03) Changes the nomenclature of the Disconnect Visit charge to the Field Visit charge consistent with changes to OAR 860-021-0420.
Effective date: May 5, 2004
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
WATER
CA9. WESTLAND ESTATES WATER SYSTEM: (Docket No. UP 213) Authority for the transfer of Westland Estates Water System, Inc., to Stephen F. Gass.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
RULEMAKING
CA10. AR 479: Adoption of amendments to Divisions 021, 034, 036 and 037 to clarify rules regarding establishment of credit, and to make Division 34 consistent with other divisions regarding waiver of rule requirements.
Contact: Tom Barkin, (503) 378-6681
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Removed
1. BEAVER CREEK COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE CO.: (Advice No. 80) Withdraws Billing and Collection services from the tariff with concurrent withdrawal of the company´s Billing and Collection Price List.
Effective date: May 15, 2004
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
2. PACIFICORP: (Docket No. UM 926) Deferral of Reduction of Risk Discount and Approval of Agreement Regarding Payment of Residential Exchange Program Settlement Benefits During BPA Fiscal Years 2007 Through 2011.
Staff contact: Marc Hellman, (503) 378-6355
 
3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 926) Approval of Agreement Regarding Payment of Residential Exchange Program Settlement Benefits During BPA Fiscal Years 2007 Through 2011.
Staff contact: Marc Hellman, (503) 378-6355
 
4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1081/Advice No. 04-7) Adds a mid-year 2004 price option election window for large nonresidential consumers to select an alternative pricing option from May 17, 2004, through May 24, 2004, for service beginning July 1, 2004, and ending December 31, 2004.
Effective date: May 12, 2004
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133
 
REMOVED
5. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON: Presentation of 2003 Annual Report. Informational only.
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133
 
PUBLIC COMMENT